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According to a report from Brett Pollakoff of the Pro Basketball Talk blog on NBCSports.com, the Detroit Pistons still have intentions on making a splash even after acquiring athletic point guard Brandon Jennings. It has been reported that the team still has interest in acquiring Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo. This is according to Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe who wrote the following yesterday.
Just because the Pistons acquired Brandon Jennings in a sign-and-trade deal with the Bucks doesn’t mean they’ve lost interest in Rajon Rondo. In fact, they could eventually use Jennings as a trade chip and seek to acquire Rondo. There are going to be several interested parties in Rondo, and that number could increase when he shows he’s fully recovered from anterior cruciate ligament surgery.
For those who don’t know, Rondo suffered the ACL injury back in January, and the severity of it ended his season, with the announcement coming during the Celtics’ nationally televised game against the Miami Heat on January 27, one that ended in a Green Team 100-98 double overtime victory.
It would be smart to hold onto Rondo until the season starts. That way if he plays well, his stock will rise and he will become a more valuable asset in trade talks. Right now of course, his stock is less due to the fact that he has not played and no one is entirely sure how he will recover from the injury.
If he heals well and plays well then there is a good chance that Rondo could be the centerpiece of a potential blockbuster trade, one that the Pistons may be a part of. In other words, just another day in the life of a NBA general manager.